Saturday August 21, 1976

US date format: 8/21/1976, UK date format: 21/8/1976

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 1976). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Dover (Delaware) and Jeff Cunningham. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John. In UK Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee was in the top 5 hits. J.D.'s Revenge, directed by Arthur Marks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976 while A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ivan the Terrible. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 4 or Quiz Show.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held

Events

  • Battle East Sussex: Mary Langdon becomes 1st British firewoman
  • Al Bumbry hits the 17th inside-the-park home run in Baltimore Orioles' history.
  • Operation Paul Bunyan at Panmunjeom, Korea.

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Movies

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J.D.'s Revenge

J.D.'s Revenge

Directed by: Arthur Marks

Starring: Glynn Turman, Louis Gossett Jr., Joan Pringle, Carl W. Crudup

Run After Me Until I Catch You

Run After Me Until I Catch You

Directed by: Robert Pouret

Starring: Annie Girardot, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Geneviève Fontanel, Christine Laurent

Balika Badhu

Balika Badhu

Directed by: Tarun Majumdar

Starring: Sachin, Rajni Sharma, Asrani, A.K. Hangal

Gator

Gator

Directed by: Burt Reynolds

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Reed

Country: United States of America

The Shootist

The Shootist

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Directed by: Peter Moers

Bonjour Paris

Bonjour Paris

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Directed by: Alexander Holt

Orde Wingate

Orde Wingate

Vater Seidl und sein Sohn

Vater Seidl und sein Sohn

Starring: Walter Sedlmayr, Monika Dahlberg, Stefan Sichlinger, Hans Clarin

Days to next August 21

If August 21, 1976 is your birthday you're 44 years, 1 month, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Man Called Intrepid by William Stevenson

A Man Called Intrepid

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A New York Times Best Seller!The classic real-life story of the superspy whose vast intelligence network helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.A Man Called Intrepid is the account of the world’s first integrated intelligence operation and of its …

The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

The Final Days

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The Final Days is the classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon's dramatic last months as president. Moment by moment, Bernstein and Woodward portray the taut, post-Watergate White House as Nixon, his

Sinatra by Earl Wilson

Sinatra

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An unauthorized biography by Earl Wilson, published by Macmillan in 1976, contains 336 pages.

Lyndon Johnson And The American Dream by Doris Kearns

Lyndon Johnson And The American Dream

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Doris Kearns Goodwin's classic life of Lyndon Johnson, who presided over the Great Society, the Vietnam War, and other defining moments the tumultuous 1960s, is a monument in political biography.

Crowned Heads by Thomas Tryon

Crowned Heads

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Though the greats of Hollywood may fade, their secrets live on foreverFedora is dead, and movies will never be the same.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Amazing Maze Game

The Amazing Maze Game

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Midway

Indy 4

Indy 4

Platform: Arcade

Genre: driving

Sprint 2

Sprint 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Kee Games

Bigfoot Bonkers

Bigfoot Bonkers

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

Publisher: Meadows Games

Quiz Show

Quiz Show

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Quiz

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 21, 1976?

On August 21, 1976 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is August 21, 1976?

On August 21, 1976 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 21, 1976?

On August 21, 1976 the US President was Gerald Ford (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 21, 1976?

On August 21, 1976 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on August 21, 1976?

On August 21, 1976 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 21, 1976?

On August 21, 1976 several famous people were born including, Dover (Delaware), Jeff Cunningham, Robert Miles.

What was the number one song in August 21, 1976?

The number one song in the week of August 21, 1976 was Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John in US and Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee in UK.

What were the top hits on August 21, 1976?

The top hits on August 21, 1976 were Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John, You Should Be Dancing by Bee Gees, Let 'Em In by Wings in US and Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee, A Little Bit More by Dr Hook, Jeans On by David Dundas in UK.


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